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Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake

Posted by  ·  January 27, 2009  ·  Last Updated: January 27, 2009

I know I have talked about this pan for the past two years, but I can’t stop.

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It makes the most insanely cute cheesecakes. With just a few ingredients you can have a show stopper dessert!

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This year I tried  the Caramel Chocolate Seduction recipe from King Arthur Flour .

Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Crust
2/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
heaping 3/4 cup chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or chocolate chips, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons corn syrup, light or dark
pinch of salt
heaping cup chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or chocolate chips

Topping
3 ounces caramel, from a block, or 8 to 10 unwrapped candies
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Find a pan that makes 12 individual (1 1/2″ to 2″) round or heart-shaped cakes; a pan that makes small muffins (not mini muffins) would work. There’s no need to grease the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

To make the crust: Mix all of the crust ingredients, and place a tablespoon of crumbs in each cup of the pan, pressing into the bottom and about 1/4″ up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, and cool slightly. Reduce the oven temperature to 275°F.

To make the filling: Beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the melted chocolate, vanilla, and egg. Use about 2 heaping tablespoons to fill each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 35 minutes, until the cheesecake is set around the edges-a small spot in the middle should still look soft. Remove from the oven and cool slowly to room temperature.

To make the glaze: Place the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, or put the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at low power. Heat, stirring often, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, so that the glaze thickens slightly but is still pourable. Pour about 1 tablespoon of chocolate glaze onto each cheesecake. Tilt pan to cover completely. Chill cheesecakes before removing from pan.

To make the topping: Place caramel and cream in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, or put the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at low power. Stir frequently, until melted and smooth. You can adjust the consistency by adding more cream to thin the sauce, or by chilling slightly to thicken. Just before serving, drizzle cheesecakes with melted caramel and sprinkle with toasted nuts. Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes.

 

 

 

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It is delicious! I forgot to get the chocolate cookies for the crust (I would have bought chocolate graham crackers or animal crackers) so I used  8-10 Oreos for the crust and omitted the sugar.

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Filed Under: Recipes, Valentine's Day

Comments

  1. Brendarella
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    Oh my cheese and crackers! This is just to die for. I must make this for my co-workers. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  2. shanin newman
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    I love this pan! If I don't win, I go out and purchase one!!!
    I cannot wait to use it
  3. Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    what a great pan. i would love to have this pan in time to make a fancy cheesecake for our traditional candle light dinner at home!
  4. Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    I just found your site and am enjoying all of your creativity.
  5. penny nelson
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    would love to try your chocolate recipe. it looks delicious. and j ust the right size for giving to others on this special holiday. thank you.
  6. Christie Cook
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    YUM!!
  7. K. C.
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    I hope I win! Thanks!
  8. Karen
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    I would love to win!
  9. Brooke
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    This pan is adorable! And the stuff looks YUMMY!
  10. Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    This is tooo cute!!!!

    krista1127 at hotmail dot com
  11. Sharon
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    This is SO COOL!! I didn't know this even 'thought up'.
  12. Tonya
    Sunday, February 1st, 2009
    HOW CUTE?!I want those,lol:)
  13. hazel
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Those are soooo cute!
  14. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    do these come with the cheesecakes pictured? total yum!
  15. Jennifer M
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Those are too cute, I'll have to follow some of the recipes you recommend.
  16. zoebel
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I could really use this as an activity for my students. Yummy!
  17. Amy Lynn
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    This pan looks like so much fun! My girls would love to help me bake with it!
  18. alisha
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    The little cheesecakes look delicious. I'd love to win the pan!
  19. carol
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    This is the cutest pan ever! Thanks!
  20. Marla Laugherty
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Very cute! Thanks
  21. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Oh wow! How cute is that pan! I can think of so many uses - starting with that Caramel Chocolate Seduction Cheesecake. Oh YUM!
  22. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I love this pan! So cute! I would use it for V-Day or parties!
  23. jessica
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I love your site ... thanks for all of the great ideas
  24. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Yummmy.... those pictures are great... I want some of those... Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for the giveaways.
  25. Jessi A
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    This is so cute!!! Thanks
  26. Jodi
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I have been looking for a pan like this thanks for offering a give away. I love your blog.
  27. Erin
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    What a cute pan! that would be a fun pan for baking with my 2 year old son.
  28. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    These look so yummy! I would love to win the pan but if not I want to make this with just a regular cupcake pan hehe.
  29. Robin
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    What a cute pan!...Those snacks look so yummmy. Thanks for all of the great ideas!
  30. Nettie
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    You always have the most creative ideas!!! Your website is so inspirational!!! Thanks for all the time you put in to it!!
  31. Cheryl
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    That pan is adorable, my kids would love little treats made with that. Thanks for doing the giveaways
  32. Karen
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I need this pan!! I make cheesecakes all the time so this would just make them even better.
  33. tiff
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    i would give this to my brother. he can bake some really amazing cheesecakes!!!
  34. Tanya
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I really like this pan.. it would make the cutest lil deserts
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com
  35. Rondah
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Great giveaway! I could really use this!
    zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com
  36. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Yum! Hearts!
  37. Sharon
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I came for the icing recipe to ice sugr cookies, glad I saw the pan, it is so cute.
  38. Nancy
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Any cheesecake is bound to taste better when prepared in this precious pan! Thanks!
  39. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Ohh, I love these!
  40. crystal allen
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    very cute pan! thanks for a chance to win it.
  41. andrea
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    awesome pan and just in time for valentines! :)
  42. Alli
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    This is adorable! I'd love it!
  43. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    That is so cute! I would love to enter :)

    too bad the yummy goodies don't come with it :D
  44. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I think the odds are low :) But I'd love that cake pan!
  45. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    OMG how cute is that pan- and we are all about the cute around here. Thanks for the chance to win.
  46. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    those look delicious!
  47. Lisa Stalsworth
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    The heart shaped cheesecakes are precious! Best is that they appear to be bite size portions.
  48. Beverly Brown
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    love your website!
  49. Stacy
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    The heart shaped cheesecakes look super delish! I'd love to win the pan!
  50. Aila D.
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance :)
  51. Jodi
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Those are so cute! I would love to win this pan! Thanks so much.
  52. Danielle F
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Very cute pan, Thanks for the giveaway!!

    dlfrx(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
  53. ain't netter
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Oh, please, please, can I have that pan? I will bake very lovely things with it! Pinky swear!
  54. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Not only are those supercute, but this pan would make sure I don't overdo it with my cheesecake servings!
  55. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I must admit that I only drop by every week or two, but I need to come more often! Those sunflower cupcakes are too precious (and I'm now inspired to try them - do you think my boys would mind?). Oh, and I'd love to have the heart pan. I have a cast-iron heart-shaped muffin tin that makes six and I love to use it to make mini meatloaves. They come out so cute and hearty (sorry, must drop at least one pun!).
  56. Carissa
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    What an adorable pan! Thanks for the giveaway!
  57. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    This would be so fun to have!!!!! Thanks for doing giveaways and always having fun things on your blog!!!
  58. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Oh my gosh, I have coveted this pan ever since first seeing it HERE! Ooooh, I would love to win it!
  59. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
  60. AJacobsen
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Super cool! My kids would love this!
  61. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I hope I am the lucky one
    thanks again for the great toffee recipe
  62. Nicole
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    How adorable! My 2 year old would have a blast (and so would Mama) baking with this! Thanks for this chance!
  63. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Those are adorable little cheesecakes! A heart pan is a great idea!
  64. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    yummmmmmmmmmmmmm
  65. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    OMG yum!!!
  66. Marie
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Ooh those look yummy!
  67. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Those examples you pictured look divine! I hope I win so I can try them out.
  68. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    How cute! Perfect bite-sized pieces of love for VDay!
  69. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Love this pan! Plus it would make them just the right size to make sure I don't wreck my diet (assuming I don't eat the whole pan in one sitting)!
  70. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    These are adorable! I love them.
  71. Sarah Berry
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I would love to make these they are the perfect size for my daughter and my diet.Lol
  72. ryann
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    ahh those are so cute!
  73. Megan
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I love fun baking pans!
  74. Anna P.
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    What a cute idea!
  75. Kim
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    These cakes look so yummy!
  76. Amanda Chapman
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    This is so cute. I'd love to win.
  77. Chan
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    How cute is that?! I love it! I love to make cheesecake, BUT, I don't have a springform pan, I always have to use my pie plate :(
    Thanks for the giveaway!
  78. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Oh, I need this pan! If I don't win this, I'll have to go find something else for the tea party my daughter is having for Valentine's Day because this would be perfect! Thanks!
  79. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I love baking...this is a great prize!!! Thanks!!!!
  80. Mia J.
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This is so cute. I would love to make a bunch of cute little heart desserts.
  81. Donna
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Wow, the brownies look delicious! I would love to win this and make cupcakes with my grandkids
  82. Julieann
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Hello, I stumbled upon your blog when I googled 'how to make a crayon tote'. You will now be one of my favorites. I would love the heart mini pan.
    Have a great day.
  83. Mandy B
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I've gotta get one of these pans somehow! What a great idea...
  84. Sonya
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This looks like it makes scrumptious desserts! And can I come to your house for dessert?
  85. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Oh, those are cute! Thanks for the chance!
  86. Kaitlin
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    That looks so great! And perfectly timed, with Valentine's Day coming up.
  87. Anne
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Hubby loves to make cheesecake! I've not ever seen a pan like this one before, we have the normal springforms, but this is very special!

    Thanks

    I'm in Canada
  88. Geoff K
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    What a great pan, and just in time for Valentine's Day! Would love to surprise my friends and family with some delicious mini-cheesecakes this year -- even if I'm not lucky enough to win, I think I'm going to have to seek one out myself! Thanks for the giveaway.

    [email protected]
  89. Sarah Z
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    My daughter loves cheescake and she would love some made with this pan!
    Thanks
  90. cintseng
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    mmm those look so good!
  91. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Oh! Little heart cakes would be so cool to make, especially with Valentine's Day coming up!
  92. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I would love to be your winner! How cute is this pan?
  93. Jenna
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Those are so adorable!! I'd love to win!
  94. REva Skie
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I love this pan, it provides built in portion control.
  95. Donna
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Looks so fun!
  96. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    HOw fun, you can make cakes, breads, muffins etc.
  97. Valerie
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I'm hungry now!
  98. Christine
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This pan is adorable! Please count me in!
  99. Jess
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Oh my goodness, those cheesecakes are amazing!
  100. PURRLL
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Hi! I really, really need this cute pan!! What fun!! Thanks for sharing your little cheesecakes with us!
  101. Christine F.
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Yum, Yum, and YUM! And those cute little heart shaped cheescakes will make it easier to portion control too. It's a win/win! Thanks for the chance.
  102. Stacy
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I love cheesecake!
  103. Sharon C
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Would like to win this for my husband who is the cook in the family. Thank God.
  104. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This looks so very cool! Would love a chance to win. Thanks.
  105. Angela
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    that is a fun pan and the cakes are so yuuuummmy looking
    thanks
  106. Maggie
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I have a cheesecake in the oven right now! I love to bake and this pan looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!
  107. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I would love t o win this adorable pan! Thanks!
  108. James
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    My wife is a great cook and I would love to win this for her...I would win a lot of brownie points for sure!
  109. Kandi Leffew
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Love this pan and would love to have it!!
  110. Debra F
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Those look fabulous and I'd love to win the cake pan. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.
  111. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    My brother loves to cook & is in the process of moving into his own apartment, this would be a great housewarming gift!
  112. Jenny
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    i love to bake more than anything and this pan is soo cute.
    I'd love to have it!
  113. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    OOOH! So cute! ANd obviously a popular giveaway! Thanks!
  114. Rebecca U
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I would love this pan. My son likes pumpkin spice and gingerbread muffins - I could see doing those in this tin. I like the idea of krispy treats too.

    Rebecca U.
  115. Kelly Ann T.
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This pan is adorable. I would use it for rice krispy treats too. Thank you.
  116. Joan
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    So many possibilties and what a treat! Thank you for sharing! (-;
  117. gemgirl
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    These look sinfully delicous. The heart shape makes the special for many desserts, maybe a shower or a husbands birthday! I would love a pan like this.
  118. Charis
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Yummy!!
  119. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Lovely! This would fit perfectly in my kitchen!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
    comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
    comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com
  120. Sharon D.
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    This looks wonderful! I love King Arthur Flour.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!
    zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com
  121. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    My husband LOVES cheesecake! It's about the only dessert he really loves! HOw fun would it be to surprise him with little heartshaped cheesecakes!!! I love it!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com
  122. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I LOVE this pan. I need to check and see if anywhere makes a fluted/scalloped pan...probalby not because it would be SO difficult to get the little sides out cleanly, but someone should figure it out...in the meantime, sign me up for the hearts!
  123. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    The things I could make with this pan!
    Thanks

    palmersf(at)bellsouth.net
  124. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I would definitely give this a good home if I won!!
  125. Kymberly
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I would be elated if I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  126. Susan K
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    If you can send it to Canada - count me in - so adorable!
  127. Eva D
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Oh MY!!! Your pictures have me drooling! I bet they were delicious I bet the oreo cookie crust made the recipe better. I would love to win this pan thank you for offering it to us

    texasgirl(at)rocketmail(dot)com
  128. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Would love this cute pan! Thanks!
  129. RoxaneM
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I'm already thinking about other cute ideas I can make using this pan. It makes me smile just looking at it!
  130. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    My mouth is just watering right now! Thanks so much for the awesome give-oh-way! audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com
  131. Amanda B.
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    OMG!!! What a cute pan!!! I would LOVE this!!
  132. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Oh yes. Oh, YES.